Monday 24 November 2014

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29 magical places to meet Santa Claus in Gloucestershire

Raise a Christmas cheer at King’s Walk with a very loud Santa Claus.

Wonderland grottos, steam trains, farm parks and river boats are just some of the magical places to take the children...

Competitions

Win your Christmas wish list at Beechwood Shopping Centre

Ends Saturday 13 December 2014

Win your Christmas wish list at Beechwood Shopping Centre in this exciting SoGlos readers’ competition.

Win your choice of £250-worth of gifts from Beechwood’s fantastic stores, including Debenhams, Animal, HMV, Rise, Western...

Win a PS4 Gaming Bundle at King's Walk Shopping Centre

Ends Friday 19 December 2014

You could be playing the adventure game, Destiny, on a brand new PS4 by entering this latest competition.

Win a PlayStation 4, controller and game in King’s Walk Shopping Centre’s exciting competition.

Win a VIP shopping experience and £100 to spend at Toys to Grow

Ends Friday 28 November 2014

One lucky little SoGlos reader can win a VIP shopping experience and £100 to spend on top toys at Cheltenham’s Toys to Grow.

One lucky little reader will win a VIP shopping experience at independent Cheltenham toyshop, Toys to Grow, with a private...

Win a family ticket to see Aladdin at Malvern Theatres

Ends Friday 5 December 2014

Take the whole family to see Aladdin at Malvern Theatres this pantomime season, for free!

Snap up a family ticket to watch Aladdin fight for Princess Jasmine’s love at Malvern Theatres in SoGlos’s magical competition....

Guides

Gloucestershire Christmas lights guide

Don’t miss the big switch-on near you, with SoGlos’s guide.

Find out when the 2014 Christmas lights in Gloucestershire will be switched on with SoGlos’s illuminated guide to all...

Gloucestershire Christmas events guide

Find festive events taking place across Gloucestershire.

Find Christmas events in Gloucestershire in 2014, including Christmas fayres, where to meet Santa, carol singing, festive...

Gloucestershire Christmas gift guide

Find the perfect pressie with the SoGlos’s Gloucestershire Christmas gift guide, sponsored by Gloucester Rugby.

Find the perfect Christmas gift in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos’s handpicked guide to alternative festive presents.

Gloucestershire pantomime guide

Get the lowdown on the best county pantos with SoGlos’s guide.

From traditional tales to modern fables, all with a sprinkling of slapstick and thigh-slapping, take your pick of some...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

Events

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

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Kids big and small are sure to love the traditional carousel at the Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market.

With a record-breaking 200 stalls, a carousel, live music and a host of wandering characters, Gloucester Quays’ free Victorian...

Santa's Grotto at Regent Arcade

Wednesday 26 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Santa will be welcoming county children into his magical grotto at Regent Arcade this Christmas.

Regent Arcade will be granting the Christmas wishes of children across Cheltenham, offering the chance to have their photos...

Santa's Grotto at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Saturday 29 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Take the little ones to see Santa this Christmas for a lovely holiday memory.

Eastgate Shopping Centre will be granting the Christmas wishes of children across Gloucester, offering the chance to have...

Christmas Fayre at Miserden Village Hall

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The The Kitty Barron Riding for the Disabled Group will raise funds and a Christmas cheer at its festive fete.

The Kitty Barron Riding for the Disabled Group will hold a Christmas Fayre in Miserden this November, hoping to raise...

Sleeping Beauty panto Pyjama Party

Saturday 29 November 2014

Dig out your onesie and head to Everyman Theatre for a very special one-off pyjama party performance.

Don your onesies and head to the Everyman Theatre for a special Sleeping Beauty panto Pyjama Party, in aid of children’s...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

GWR Santa Specials

Saturday 29 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

All aboard GWR’s Santa Special for a festive family train trip.

Travel by steam train from Cheltenham to Winchcombe station and visit Santa and his helpers in the Christmas grotto, on...

Beauty and the Beast pantomime at Roses Theatre

Saturday 29 November 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015

Beauty and the Beast looks set to be the Roses’ biggest and best panto yet, with an incredible 55 performances taking to the Tewkesbury stage.

With a burst of magic right from the start and enchantment and surprises galore, treat the whole family to a trip to the...

Bjorn the Polar Bear at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Saturday 29 November to Tuesday 23 December 2014

Get up close and personal with the life-size polar bear, Bjorn, at Eastgate Shopping Centre this Christmas.

The incredible life-size puppet Bjorn the Polar Bear will be entertaining the crowds at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester,...

Christmas Bazaar at Westons Cider

Sunday 30 November 2014

Meet santa and his reindeer, sing around the Christmas tree and sip on real cider at Westons’ Christmas Bazaar.

Santa, cider, choirs, and reindeer will provide the ultimate seasonal day out at Westons Cider’s Christmas Bazaar.

Meet Father Christmas at Cotswold Farm Park

Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa Claus will be setting up his grotto at the Cotswold Farm Park on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is giving good little boys and girls the chance to meet Father Christmas, with a number...

Santa's Sparkling Christmas at Dean Heritage Centre

Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa will be stopping by the Dean Heritage Centre this Christmas, to the delight of children from the Forest of Dean and beyond.

Soak up the sights and sounds of a traditional Forest of Dean Christmas, meet Santa in his cosy cottage make traditional...

Events

Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway

Saturday 6 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

All aboard the Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway in December.

Climb aboard a steam train journey with a festive touch on the Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway,...

Lairy Fairy and the Christmas Puddings at The Eastgate

Saturday 6 December 2014

See Lairy Fairy and the Christmas Puddings get into all sorts of trouble at The Eastgate.

For one-day-only, catch street performers Lairy Fairy and the Christmas Puddings, spreading festive joy at The Eastgate...

Santa and his live reindeer in Cheltenham

Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 December 2014

Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this festive treat in Cheltenham.

Meet Santa and give two of his reindeer a cuddle, during The Brewery’s festive Cheltenham event in aid of Macmillan Cancer...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

Santa Sunday Lunches at Wyck Hill House

Sunday 7 to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa will be parking his sleigh at Wyck Hill House for a number of special Sunday lunches this December.

Father Christmas will be joining festive families for Sunday lunch at Wyck Hill House this December, with an early present...

Father Christmas at King's Walk Shopping Centre

Tuesday 9 to Monday 15 December 2014

Father Christmas will spread a very loud Christmas cheer at King’s Walk Shopping Centre.

King’s Walk Shopping Centre will be putting a smile on the faces of little boys and girls this Christmas when Santa Claus...

Coca-Cola Christmas truck in Gloucester

Friday 12 December 2014

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming… and so is the Coca-Cola Christmas truck.

Coca-Cola is bringing Christmas cheer to Gloucester once again, when the iconic red truck stops at King’s Square...

Chipping Campden's Enchanted Christmas

Friday 12 December 2014

Meet Santa’s reindeer at Chipping Campden’s enchanted Christmas weekend.

The village of Chipping Campden will be hosting an Enchanted Christmas event brimming with festive cheer, including Santa...

Gloucester Quays Festive Fayre

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 December 2014

Expect a whole heap of family fun and plenty of gift ideas at the 2014 Gloucester Quays Festive Fayre.

Families will find 80 stalls selling everything from gifts to edible goodies, live entertainment and plenty of Christmassy...

Festive Christmas Market and carols at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 13 December 2014

Do a spot of Christmas shopping when Gloucester Cathedral is transformed into a festive market.

Christmas shoppers will be heading to Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 13 December 2014 for a festive-filled day with...

The Snowman and Scrooge at The Eastgate

Saturday 13 December 2014

Catch street performance, The Snowman and Scrooge, at The Eastgate shopping centre.

For one-day-only, catch street performers, The Snowman and Scrooge, spreading festive joy at The Eastgate shopping centre...

Meet Santa on a Christmas cruise

Friday 19 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Climb aboard Santa’s floating grotto at Gloucester Waterway Museum’s Christmas Cruises.

Meet Father Christmas in Gloucester this December, as he sets sail on a number of special Christmas cruises organised...

Granny Turismo at The Eastgate

Saturday 20 December 2014

See Mary, Marge and Doris whizzing around The Eastgate spreading some festive cheer.

For one-day-only, catch street performer Granny Turismo, spreading festive joy at The Eastgate shopping centre in Gloucester.

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves pantomime in Cheltenham

Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 January 2015

John Pannett will be playing Barbara Baba in Promenade Productions’ Ali Baba.

The pantomime season is upon us, with Promenade Productions set to delight audiences at Bacon Theatre with its modern...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

News

Corinium Poetry competition now open for entries

There’s plenty to inspire big imaginations at The Corinium Museum.

Aspiring writers from across the county will seek to bring history alive in the Corinium Museum’s poetry competition....

Circus Day Nursery celebrates 17th birthday

Circus Day Nursery celebrates its 17th birthday today.

Circus Day Nursery in Cheltenham is celebrating its 17 year birthday with music, games and scrumptious cake at its special...

Toys to Grow celebrates one-year anniversary

Toys to Grow will celebrate one year of selling quality toys and educational products in Regent Arcade.

Toys to Grow will celebrate a year’s worth of selling books, puzzles, instruments and games to Cheltenham children on...

Cattle Country Adventure Park to support Operation Christmas Child

Drop off some gifts for vulnerable children this Christmas at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Visitors to the family-favourite Cattle Country Adventure Park have been invited to donate gifts and festive cheer to...

Create Collective art workshops launched in Cheltenham

Art Playground aim to explore creativity and curiosity at the Create Collective workshops.

Budding artists can expand their skills, meet likeminded people and create their own art exhibition at the Art Playground’s...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham, a 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin...

Special offers

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Children & Family events

The St Nicholas Wishing Tree will be ready to receive festive wishes throughout November and December.

St Nicholas Wishing Tree in Gloucester

Monday 24 November to Sunday 14 December 2014

Santa will be welcoming county children into his magical grotto at Regent Arcade this Christmas.

Santa's Grotto at Regent Arcade

Wednesday 26 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas is set to be a festive season highlight.

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt

Friday 28 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Christmas at Dobbie's Garden Centre

Monday 24 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Christmas Fair at Berkeley Castle

Thursday 27 November 2014

The Flint Street Nativity in Tewkesbury

Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 November 2014

Children & Family venues

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Sleeping Beauty Panto at Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham
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